Red

2004 Château Lascombes

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 383

  • msauer Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 6, 2020 - noch jung. Knackig.
    viel Kraft, obwohl nur 13%.
    Liegen lassen. Da kommt noch mehr...

  • Sid_Loves_Wine Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 5, 2020 - Really enjoyed this, both super fun and super serious stuff. I think it was a little wild in some ways and difficult to really get a snapshot of, not super "harmonious" maybe, but definitely lovable.

    A wine-loving friend once described some old Bordeaux as evoking "shit-dipped pencil lead"; I thought it was funny, but never realized how serious he was until smelling this for the first time. A great funk/wood/mineral scent that definitely didn't smell /off/, just like super-classic French wine, and even right away you could tell there was some nice fruit lurking, even if deep below the surface.

    The fruit remained shy throughout but emerged gradually w/ decanting - this is almost 50/50 Merlot/Cab Sauv (actually more Merlot) and it shows, with a semblance of brighter, more rounded red fruits (dark cherry, red plum, maybe redcurrant?) joining in the more typical left-bank Bdx language of smoky black cassis/black plum. The fruit never really emerged enough behind the funky, woodsy tones to be easily identified, but it was definitely there.

    Palate was delicious, plenty of red and black fruits swirling around, although they were a little puckery (not the most elegant style of acidity) and sometimes overpowered by the wood and umami. The tannins really increased with time in the decanter, boding well for further aging but also feeling pretty chalky, needing food to be more palatable.

    Only minor drawbacks, still loved it. I think it could theoretically age a while longer with plenty of structure left, although I worry about the fruit fading just a little too much if left long-term.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • dmitchell4 Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 9, 2020 - Past peak but still enjoyable.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Whinojb wrote: 93 points

    August 22, 2020 - My last bottle adn I'm glad I popped it when we did. Though previous notes said more time available - maybe it was bottle variation but this wine started to take on that of an older bordeaux. Really great nose of earth - poopie lingered for about 20 minutes and then the muttled fruit started to show. The fruit never popped as the tobacco and cigar fragrance and taste (that's what I attribute to starting to taste like an older bordeaux) was forefront. I think many people would love this wine for where it is now - "older bordeaux but not super old" - for me - I like the lesser tobacco/cigar notes. However, it had a great structure, front mid and end and a long finish.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • jmoon Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 10, 2020 - Drinking very well from first pour, no decant required. Everything in place, well balanced, fresh, nice clean typical left bank cassis, red and black fruits, and earthy tones... no block buster, but a very enjoyable well balanced food wine with plenty of life ahead. Probably at peak, but no rush.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/14/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Château Lascombes) Opaque dark red violet color; deep cassis, with a touch of roasted fruit and nice touch of herbs on nose; tight, drying tannins, tart cassis and mineral palate with a touch of iron; medium-plus finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2008 (link) 16+? points

    (Chateau Lascombes Margaux) Now here is an intriguing, thought-provoking, perhaps just confusing wine. Previously highly rated, today the wine does not show so well at all to my palate. On the nose it seems gorgeous, huge fruit character with beautifully interwoven spicy, cedary, coffee notes, some of which are oak-derived I am sure, but nevertheless the bouquet is on the whole captivating. The palate has a very full and fleshy start which is not at all unexpected, with a huge, fat, creamy weight, backed up by a rather extracted, inky bite. The acidity seems rather lost here, and the overall impression is of a rather soft, blowsy and jammy style which lacks definition and vigour. It certainly has opulence, but that isn't everything in a wine. It is difficult to reconcile my experience and score here with my previous opinion, and this is patently a wine that needs reassessment in the future. A retaste on the day did nothing to change my opinion. I have added a huge note of caution to my score.

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2006 (link) 18+ points

    (Chateau Lascombes Margaux) A great nose, very expressive, deep fruit with oak too, but it still carries that typical Margaux perfume. There is great appeal on the palate too; classic structure, but with a lovely velvety quality to the tannins, smothered in a blanket of fruit and texture. This can't be criticised for lack of typicité, it fits in very well here. The efforts at Lascombes in recent years have really paid off.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Lascombes
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Codes 033293170006, 088156006862, 3410251090045, 3700274610222, 500610036330, 607921006632, 9418594001265

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 294 (3%)
  • In Cellars 6,741 (63%)
  • Consumed 3,731 (35%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Lamb, steak, Beef, Duck, Game, grilled duck necks, Prime rib., Veal

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